Once practically non-existent in the Singapore market, preloved fashion stores have been sprouting up like mushrooms over the past few years. Preloved fashion in Singapore is now easily accessible to the public through various new online and brick-and-mortar stores.
What’s not to love about preloved fashion? Most of us refresh our wardrobes once a year at least, and instead of leaving last season’s dresses at the back of your closet, why not pass them on to another loving fashionista who would love and appreciate the piece more than the dust mites would? Let’s not forget how good it is for the environment as well – not to mention our wallets! But if you’re still a little iffy about it, most of these preloved fashion stores offer a charity option where you may donate your proceeds to a partner charity or charity of your choice.
While you’re at it, you could browse through their websites for some great vintage pieces to add to your collection as well! Or even that one limited edition piece that you missed a couple of years back – now is your chance to get it!
Preloved fashion exchange
You know what they say: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” – this is something that Back Alley Project feels strongly about, which is why they highly encourage you to not just buy from them but also sell some of your preloved wares to them. You won’t find any high-end labels here, but a lot of their stuff’s brand new as many of their items are from women who have purchased fashion items online only to find that they did not fit – something plenty of us are familiar with! Oh, and they’ve got some adorable kid’s rompers and other clothing too!
Giving back to the community
You’ll find some great luxury fashion pieces here at Clothes Agency, which includes men’s and women’s apparel, bags, shoes and accessories – and even vintage items, sportswear and maternity clothing! They also have a “fripping” service, which converts preloved fashion wares into donations to the charities of the seller’s choice. Perfect for the busy working crowd who simply don’t have time to drop their preloved fashion goods off at the Salvation Army – yes, they are more than willing to drive down to your home to pick up your items – free of charge!
Great fashion finds from around the world
Known as one of Singapore’s top vintage stores, Granny’s Day Out sources for great fashion finds from the 1920s to 80s from all over the world, handpicked by two ladies with incredibly discerning tastes. Self-proclaimed as “Granny-wannabes”, these two ladies, the founders of the store, practically live and breathe vintage fashion, and personally ensure that every piece of clothing, purse, shoe and accessory has been well cleaned and restored to pitch perfect condition.
Personal styling and pre-loved shopping services
Started up by three stylish women each from a rich fashion background, Robe Raiders offers not just women’s apparel from luxury brand names, but also personal styling and shopping services to help you look your absolute best with items both from your existing wardrobe and your new pre-loved Robe Raiders stash. That even includes hair and makeup recommendations for an upcoming event you might have! Along with their great collection of dresses, shoes, bags and jewellery, that definitely makes this one of our top pre-loved fashion store choices.
Authentic luxury preloved goods
One of the newer preloved fashion stores to hit the market, Style Tribute has some really amazing pieces that will have you drooling for more. Expect luxury clothing, footwear and accessories that have been stamped with authenticity by their team of Style Tribute experts. And if you’re looking to sell, they’ve got a fool proof system where you just need to submit photos of the item along with a short, filled-in form on your preloved item, and they’ll handle the selling for you.